Support worker needed to attend meeting
Hi, I am a woman who receives Disability Living Allowance and have recently filled in the forms for PIP. From what I gather a face to face interview is likely once the form is processed. As I have a carer that is employed privately, and not from an agency, she can only do certain times of the day, and will not be able to attend a meeting for this assessment. I have no friends to attend with me.
I have tried care agencies and they are not interested unless I have a contract with them for a carer from them. I have tried MIND (my disabilities are both mental and physical) and they put me onto an advocacy service - which has not got back to me yet, after 4 days. I do not really need an advocate anyway, but just someone who works or has worked as a carer and could accompany me. How and where could I advertise for such a person with references for maybe a morning or afternoon when this assessment may happen? I live in East London. Thank you. Any advice would be helpful.